Rita Pritchard
October 10, 1921  -  June 15, 2018

Rita Pritchard


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Graveside Service
South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88201
Monday, June 18, 2018
2:30 PM
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main
Roswell, NM  88203
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Kendred Hospice
400 N. Pennsylvania Ave. suite 500
Roswell, NM  88201

PRITCHARD, RITA- A Graveside Service will be held 2:30 PM, Monday, June 18, 2018 at South Park Cemetery for Rita Elizabeth Faucher Pritchard, age 96, of Roswell who passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018. Fr. Jaroslaw “Jarek” Nowacki from Assumption Catholic Church will officiate.

Rita was born October 10, 1921 in Holyoke, MA to Elizabeth Barnes Faucher and Reo Faucher. She married the love of her life, Stu Pritchard September 7, 1945.

The old adage, “the world is my oyster” could not be more appropriate for Rita. She traveled many roads, met many people and showed the wisdom and confidence of a seasoned road warrior. Along her journey her passion for cooking was influenced by the cultures she encountered. Meticulously writing recipes down she committed her ideas to paper and became a published author by releasing two cookbooks.

Rita was preceded by her husband, Stu Pritchard; her parents; granddaughter and brother, John Anselmo.

Ritas memory will be cherished by her sons, Guy Pritchard and wife, Glenda of Amarillo, TX; Stuart Pritchard and wife, Lois of Newport, OR; Kim Pritchard and wife, Helen of Roswell, NM; 7 grandchildren, Cory, Coby, Stephen, Victoria, Elizabeth, Erin and Evan; 4 great-grandchildren, Sean, Hannah, Hayley, Harper and brother, Frances Minahen.

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  1. Larry And Sharon Johnson
    Cottonwood, MN

    Kim may you always cherish the fond memories of your mom

  2. Genaro Gaytan
    Roswell, NM

    Kim, Helen and family, I'm so sorry for your lost and my deepest condolences. Rita was an amazing and loving person and she will be greatly missed! 😢

  3. Aldo Carrasco
    Roswell, NM

    Our mother, Lucy, worked for you and your hubby for nearly 40 years--not to mention your son's wife, Glenda (and her parents for a short stint). Life tells soooo much! Death is too simple. In the words of the late Eduardo Galeano (whom I "Aldo" met in person in Washington, DC), "History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.'" Yes, karma is real.

  4. MaryLou Wilson
    Greenwood, SC

    Stu, Guy and Kim, I'm so sorry for your loss. Aunt Rita was always the beauty of my aunts and uncles and I loved her. She was such a gentle soul. You are all in my thoughts. M'Lou

  5. Michael Hill
    Scottsdale, AZ

    I will always remeber your great home made marinara sauce, Kim and I made sure that you would let us know when you were making it. Will miss you.

  6. FRAN and JANE MINAHAN
    East Longmeadow, MA

    Will miss an important person in my life, my sister.

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